Pharmacy Residency Program at Rochester General Hospital

Rochester General Hospital Department of Pharmacy PGY-1 Residency Program

The Rochester General Hospital Department of Pharmacy PGY1 residency is a 12 month full time program building on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Rochester General Hospital Pharmacy residents learn in a setting that embraces teamwork – both within the department and throughout the hospital. In our program, residents receive training in essential elements that allow them to become key members of a comprehensive health care team. These elements include:

  • Managing and improving the medication-use process
  • Providing evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams
  • Exercising leadership and practice management skills
  • Demonstrating project management skills
  • Providing medication and practice-related education and training
  • Utilizing medical informatics

About the RGH Department of Pharmacy

Our department operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our department has a 797 compliant IV admixture room and uses medication dispensing stations throughout the hospital which are fully integrated into the hospital's electronic medication system, part of the hospital's electronic medical record system. Enhanced clinical pharmacy services are provided in internal medicine / surgery, antimicrobial stewardship, critical care and anticoagulation. Learn about the Rochester General Hospital Department of Pharmacy +

About Rochester General  and Rochester Regional Health

Rochester General Hospital is a 528-bed acute-care facility with a medical and dental staff of 1,500. Rochester Regional Health, regionally and nationally recognized for excellence in a broad range of health care services. Learn more about Rochester Regional Health +


The Rochester General Hospital PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency has candidate status with the American Society of Health System Pharmacists.  


Required rotations:

  • Anticoagulation
  • Critical Care
  • Infectious Diseases / Stewardship
  • Medical / Surgical
  • Patient Centered Admission Team
  • Pharmacy Management
  • Pharmacy Staffing Practice
  • Transitions of  Care

    Longitudinal rotations:

    • Pharmacy Staffing Practice
    • Pharmacy Topics Discussion Group
    • Simulation (optional)
    • Teaching Certificate (optional)

      Elective rotations

      • Academic internal medicine
      • Advanced critical care
      • Advanced infectious disease
      • Ambulatory care
      • Geriatrics
      • Oncology


      Competitive stipend, medical and dental insurance, vacation time, and travel reimbursement to professional meetings.

      Requirements for admission

      • Graduate from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education accredited college of pharmacy
      • New York State Pharmacy Intern Permit
      • Licensed or eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in New York State

      How to apply

      The Rochester General Hospital Department of Pharmacy’s residency program utilizes ASHP PhORCAS for applications at

      For more information, contact:

      Bob Reiss, Pharm.D. MPA
      Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator & Residency Director